Today is Birth anniversary of Shaheed Ram Prasad Bismil, the freedom fighter who fought against British colonialism and laid down his life.
As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Culture will hold a special ceremony at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, the birth place of Shaheed Ram Prasad Bismil today to mark his birth anniversary.
Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel will offer floral tributes to Shaheed Ram Prasad Bismil, Shaheed Ashfaq Ullah Khan and Shaheed Roshan Singh at a special event being organized by the Ministry of Culture at Shaheed Udayan Shahjahanpur.
Local MLA and UP Finance Minister Suresh Khanna, Culture and Tourism Minister of the state Neelkanth Tiwari along with other dignitaries will join in the Pushpanjali Ceremony.
AIR correspondent reports, born on 11th June, 1897 in Shahjahanpur Pt. Ram Prasad Bismil was amongst the most notable Indian revolutionaries who fought against British colonialism.
He wrote powerful patriotic poems in Urdu and Hindi under the pen name of Bismil from age of 19.
He formed the Hindustan Republican Association with leaders like Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad and participated in the Mainpuri conspiracy of 1918, and the Kakori conspiracy of 1925 with Ashfaq Ullah Khan and Roshan Singh to protest against the British Rule.
He was martyred at Gorakhpur Jail on 19th December, 1927 just aged 30, for his role in Kakori conspiracy.
While in jail, he wrote ‘Mera Rang De BasantiChola’ and ‘Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna’ which became the anthem for freedom fighters.
As a tribute to the poet – revolutionary, a small cultural presentation would also be dedicated to his legacy.
At the time of Pushpanjali devotional music will be played on Sitar. Leading exponent of Kissagoi, Himanshu Bajpai will narrate Shaheed Bismil’s lifestory followed by performance of patriotic songs.
Ministry of Culture will also mark the occasion with virtual programmes regarding the contribution of Bismil and other patriots which will be shared on the social media platforms.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has paid tributes to freedom fighter Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil on his birth anniversary.
In a tweet, the Minister called him a great revolutionary who laid down his life for the nation.